72 episodes

Welcome to the FOCUS on POCUS™ podcast hosted by the Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy! Here we discuss all things related to point-of-care ultrasound: the practice, the trends, and its impact on healthcare. This program engages thought leaders who are defining global patient care with the “STETHOSCOPE OF THE FUTURE”. Be sure to tune in for interviews with thought leaders on the forefront of global POCUS.

FOCUS on POCUS‪™‬ The POCUS Certification Academy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to the FOCUS on POCUS™ podcast hosted by the Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy! Here we discuss all things related to point-of-care ultrasound: the practice, the trends, and its impact on healthcare. This program engages thought leaders who are defining global patient care with the “STETHOSCOPE OF THE FUTURE”. Be sure to tune in for interviews with thought leaders on the forefront of global POCUS.

    ThinkSono AI: Ultrasound. For Everyone.

    ThinkSono AI: Ultrasound. For Everyone.

    About Our Guest

    Fouad Al Noor is the Co-Founder and CEO of ThinkSono, an ultrasound AI company. Fouad has a Master of Engineering in Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology from the University of Southampton, where he wrote his thesis on paper-based medical diagnostics using image processing. Prior to ThinkSono, Fouad worked as a medical Software Engineer at SAP in California, and as a Research Assistant at Imperial College London.

    • 12 min
    Cardiac Tamponade

    Cardiac Tamponade

    About Our Guest

    Dr. Pei-Chun McGregor, MD, FACC (she/her) is currently the Director of Ambulatory Cardiology and Stress Laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserves. She is a board-certified general cardiologist with a focus on adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and vascular imaging. Dr. McGregor is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine. As a recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship, she went on to complete her internal medicine residency and cardiovascular fellowship at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Consortium. She served in the United States Air Force for over 11 years and continues her service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves to date. Throughout her academic career, Dr. McGregor has demonstrated dedication to medical education as a regular lecturer to trainees and has had a significant contribution to the literature on topics in echocardiography. She has also been featured online by both OncLive and PracticeUpdate. She is an active member of the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography,

    American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Society of Vascular Ultrasound. Recently, she was chosen to be part of the first ever I.D.E.A. Group at Inteleos.

    • 21 min
    Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Primary Care

    Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Primary Care

    About Our Guest

    Dr. James Wilcox is originally from Indiana. He earned his MD from Indiana University in 2014, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in 2017. He then completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Western Michigan University in 2018. He first served in the

    rural community of Austin, Indiana, practicing the breadth of family medicine: inpatient, outpatient primary care, emergency medicine, sports medicine, and substance use treatment. He recently relocated to Indianapolis in 2020, and he is now working at Eskenazi Health in outpatient primary care. In 2021, he accepted a grant-funded position at Indiana University School of Medicine teaching Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and coordinating POCUS integration into the 4-year curriculum as the HRSA PRIME POCUS Thread Director, and Indiana University School of Medicine Assistant POCUS Director. His clinical interests include sports medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, hepatitis treatment, and substance use disorder management.

    • 14 min
    Virtual POCUS Mentorship and Training in East Africa, Peru & Yemen

    Virtual POCUS Mentorship and Training in East Africa, Peru & Yemen

    About Our Guest

    William Cherniak, MD, is an Emergency physician with training in family medicine and global public health. He is a cofounder and board chair of Bridge to Health Medical and Dental Canada & USA and the founder and CEO of Rocket Doctor Inc. Bill has had research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, Academic Medicine, PLOS ONE and given numerous speeches in Europe and North America on global health and development. Bill completed his medical school at the University of Calgary and residency at the University of Toronto. He completed a cancer fellowship at the U.S. Federal Government's Center for Global Health in the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health as well as a Master in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in health in crisis and humanitarian assistance, while a Sommer Scholar with a full-scholarship. He is an Adjunct Professor with Northwestern University, Associate Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine.

    • 16 min
    Breakthroughs in Ultrasound Transducer Materials and Assemblies

    Breakthroughs in Ultrasound Transducer Materials and Assemblies

    About Our Guest 

    Dr. Alan Tai received his PhD in physics, specializing in quantum well research, from Boston College. Alan has worked at various medical ultrasound technology companies, including Philips as an engineer and GE Healthcare as a scientist. He has managed new medical ultrasound transducer products

    from development conception to successful commercial release. During his career in the engineering field, Alan has twelve issued patents. Alan is currently a Scientist and author at scienceandlife.org with research in DNA, Ultrasound and Quantum well structure of nanoelectronics.

    • 13 min
    Sonolucent Cranial Implants: A Novel Innovation

    Sonolucent Cranial Implants: A Novel Innovation

    About Our Guest 

    David Zajc, RDMS, RVT, MBA, is the Senior Clinical Specialist at Longeviti Neuro Solutions with responsibilities in business development and Transcranioplasty ultrasound imaging. Prior to this, he worked in point of care ultrasound at GE, also in process improvement and as a quality consultant in hospitals. He also has a long tenure with various roles in a hospital ultrasound department.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Emily Garneau ,

Amazing!

I sell ultrasound training and simulation to medical schools/residency programs and have listened to every episode. Extremely helpful and informative. A few of the physicians are even my customers.

BrD4God ,

Great!

A great start to I’m sure will be a fantastic series! Good job guys! Thanks for all you do to help the patients and the sonographers!

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